Rubies in July
Ruby: Known as Ratnaraj or “The King of Gems” in Sanskrit, rubies were once regarded as more beautiful and valuable than diamonds. Coming from the Latin rubeus meaning red, the finest, most vivid, reddish-purple rubies are called Pigeon’s Blood rubies. Associated with fire energy, ruby has always been a talisman of passion, love, protection, prosperity, faithful passionate commitment and closeness. Ruby evokes the sensual pleasures in life, stimulating the heart and increasing desire and sexual energy. All natural Rubies have imperfections within them, including color impurities and inclusions of Rutile needles known as “silk.” These inclusions help distinguish natural Ruby from synthetics and actually increase the rarity and value of the stone. Ruby is the birthstone for July.